By Juliet Umeh
As Nigeria prepares to mark her Diamond Jubilee as she turns 60 on the 1st of October, the Federal Government has called on talented, critical thinking and creative Nigerians to produce a slogan, photograph, and a poem to mark it from 1st October 2020 to 30th December 2021.
Speaking on behalf of the Diamond/Innovation/Change Sub-Committee, Nigeria @60 Interministerial Committee, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami who is the Chairman said to ensure inclusiveness, the thematic and creative aspects of the event would be designed by Nigerians for Nigeria while the theme of the celebration is “Together at 60.”
Pantami said: “To celebrate Nigeria’s Diamond Jubilee, the Federal Government of Nigeria, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has approved an inclusive National Independence Celebration program in line with Covid-19 protocols and guidelines.
“As the saying goes, we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. The Federal Government therefore wants to use this opportunity to celebrate our strength as one indivisible country.
“Also provide opportunity for Nigerians to choose their brand and harness the power of our creative minds to create other elements that will form the Brand of the Anniversary.
“The Sub Committee of the Interministerial Committee came up with a challenge in which they are looking for talented, critical thinking and creative individuals or teams to produce the slogan, photograph, and a poem for Nigerians to mark the country’s 60th Anniversary, from 1st October 2020 to 30th December 2021,” Pantami said.
He also explained to vote for the best brand and participate in the challenge, people should visit the challenge portal: https://nigeriaAt60.gov.ng.
He said: “The best brand and concept will be presented to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and will be used in celebrating Nigeria’s 60th Anniversary. The winners will also receive prizes, in addition to being part of this epoch-making event.
He added: “As the country eagerly awaits the unveiling of the winning brand and other elements of the celebration, we look forward to the active participation of all.”